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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# family event guide

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On your bike! 5 kid-friendly cycling routes to check out around Ireland this summer
Spend time in nature and get that heart rate up as a family.
Another rainy day? 5 fun-filled indoor spots to bring your mini explorers to this summer
Educational days out for curious young minds – from aquariums to dinosaur museums.
5 free kid-friendly fairs and festivals to mark on your summer calendar
From a sea-themed weekend in Cork to a street performance spectacular in Dublin.
5 brilliant events for young kids around the country this bank holiday weekend
The *real* start of summer is here – and this is what’s on for your little ones.
Here's what's on for under 5s at the International Literature Festival Dublin this week
Perfect for mini-readers.
Walk on the wild side: 6 petting zoos and farms that are perfect for under 5s
Don’t forget your camera!
5 toddler-friendly events taking place around the country in May and June
Including a teddy bears’ picnic and a baby rave complete with DJ.
Ready, set, go! 5 active events around the country to get your whole family moving
Better dust off those trainers.
Twist and shout: 5 events for mini-movers at Dublin Dance Festival
Including a kid-friendly DJ set in the city centre.
6 free days out to keep your under 5s happy during the Easter break
From workshops at Dublin’s Botanic Gardens to fairy walks in Cork.
8 multi-day activity camps to keep the kids entertained during the Easter break
Cookery camp, swim school, story-writing workshops and more.
Step to it: 6 buggy-friendly walking routes to check out around Ireland
Get out in nature – and bring the littlies too.
6 totally free spots to bring the kids to in and around Cork, according to real parents
We asked you to share your favourite free days in Cork city and beyond.
6 theatre events to keep the whole family entertained - from Roald Dahl to The Gruffalo
Run, run as fast as you can…
5 brilliant days out around Dublin for 5 to 10 year-olds, according to real parents
We asked you to share your favourite kid-friendly spots close to the capital.
6 events around the country to get kids reading on World Book Day and beyond
Nothing beats a good book.
8 imaginative rainy day activities for under 5s, according to real mums and dads
Parents around Ireland shared their go-to ways to keep the kids busy.
6 events for mums on maternity leave right now - from baby massages to Bach for kids
Not keen on the local ‘community mums’ group? Here are a few creative alternatives…
6 creative and colourful days out to get your little ones interested in art
From a sculpture playground in Cork to jewellery making in Kilkenny.
6 musical events for little ones around Ireland this month - from electric cellos to baby-friendly Bach
These activities are sure to hit a high note with your crew.
6 family-friendly events not to be missed at the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival
There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
6 science and tech activities for curious young minds around Ireland - from defying gravity to deep sea science
You might even learn a thing or two yourself.
6 totally free (and fun) days out around the country - from dinosaurs to the Gruffalo
Keep your January budget in check with a free family day out.
6 kid-friendly museums around Ireland that you'll enjoy as much as they do
From Ireland’s only interactive kids’ museum to a Viking-themed day out.
Zipline, ski or just climb the walls: 6 action-packed spots to take the kids to this January
Make the most of the remaining Christmas break.
6 kid-friendly spots to check out when cabin fever sets in - from star-gazing to roller skating
You won’t hear any cries of “I’m bored” during these activities.
6 magical Christmas markets to visit around Ireland - with Ferris wheels, carol singers and more
From Cork to Belfast, here’s our pick of the best markets and carnivals.
6 festive events happening outdoors - from Christmas treasure hunts to a moving crib
Take a break from indoor movie marathons and get some fresh air.
6 of the most magical spots around the country to visit Santa
Skip the department store and head to Croke Park instead.
5 Irish cinemas showing family-friendly Christmas classics this December
Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins.
6 magical theatre events to book in for this Christmas - from Oliver Jeffers to a panto on wheels
Here’s what’s on around the country next month.
6 totally free events for little readers at the Dublin Book Festival
The festival starts on Friday, with pop-up poetry, giant colouring sessions and more.
6 spooooky family Halloween events to check out tonight - from dragon parades to the Boo at the Zoo
Here’s where to head with your mini zombies, witches and ghouls.
6 spectacular events to entertain your little ones during the mid-term break
From learning how to make slime to wonderful silk animals at Dublin Zoo.
6 events coming up this month for kids who love arts and crafts
Here’s what’s on around Ireland for the mini Monet in your house.
6 animal-tastic spots to bring the kids to this month - from wallaby farms to creepy crawlies
Here’s where to bring your budding Dr Dolittles.
6 indoor events to keep the kids out of the rain this month - from pizza-making to puppet shows
Escape the bad weather cabin fever with these autumnal goings on.
8 events for little readers at your local library - from coding classes to Scrabble matches
Here’s our pick of library-based events for budding bookworms around Ireland.
8 kid-friendly events to check out on Culture Night - from aerial acrobatics to Roald Dahl
Ireland will come alive after dark this Friday with a packed-out programme of cultural goings-on.
6 get-up-and-go events for active kids around Ireland - from colour runs to sports days
Here’s what’s on this weekend and beyond for littlies who need to burn off some energy.